Thursday, February 25, 2016

Celebrating the first year of being a " farmor",grandmother.

I'm so blessed having friends who during this year have been giving me gifts.The small teddy bears  are from a dear friend  in Japan.The third little one is something I bought some years ago.When we are using Skype our little grandchild he makes a big smile looking a these small friends.So happy.
I have been a member of a swap on Ravelry too and this is what my friend sent me.2 skeins of  wool yarn from Ullcentrum in a very good quality, a knitting pattern for mittens,Lotus Mittens.And red tea.Wow this is so wonderful.Thank you S.

Next week I have holidays and I'm going to do some knitting and embroidery but I'm also going to do some stick walking and other winter sports.And yes I'm going to write some letters to friends.This morning we have  - 14C and it seems to come more snow too.Small snow flings are falling down on our snowy landscape in the north of Sweden

Saturday, February 06, 2016

Mittens in Jokkmokk and Jukkasjärvi

We were visiting Jokkmokk market,three days once a year on the first weekend in February.There you can find a lot of handicraft and also interesting food to eat,both local and food from some parts of the world.

The exibition I really became  totally overwhelmed of was with about 100 mittens from Jokkmokk and Jukkasjärvi on Ajtte.

As you can see many mittens are made in bright colours.Some of them are made as a gift,for example as a gift to your boyfriend and so one.We also could see many visiters using very beautiful mittens in bright colours.I also saw a man having mittens in white with patterns in red and white.More white I think,a variation of these mittens

Somewhere I have seen them and maybe they are more common in the north of Norway.On the exhibition we also could find mittens made in different colours of wool,natural colours.I bought yarn in two qualities,100% wool 50g 150 meters and 100% wool 50g 225 meter.

Today lapplanders are celebrating their national day.Send all who are celebrating a nice and friendly day.

Wish you all a nice holiday.